CCC Alumni Association 2021 Outstanding Awards

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May 17, 2021
Since 1981, the Clinton Community College Alumni Association has been honoring those that have made “outstanding” contributions during the year.  In 2021, the Alumni Association is celebrating the 40th year of honoring outstanding contributions to Clinton Community College.  
 
The 2021 Outstanding Awards are presented to:
 
Outstanding Business Associate – Clinton and Jackson County School Districts Superintendents and their School Boards
The 2021 Outstanding Business Associate award is being awarded to the Clinton and Jackson County school superintendents and their boards.  Because of their support of the March 2 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges bond referendum to fund the expansion of the Career and Technical centers and programming, the measure passed by more than 88 percent in the two counties.  The superintendents and boards from large and small schools demonstrated their support through the 10-year seats for students in the variety of Career and Technical programming.  The superintendents have been partners in the planning and promotion of the bond. School districts in Clinton and Jackson counties include: Calamus Wheatland, DeWitt Central, Northeast, Camanche, Clinton, Maquoketa, Easton Valley, and Bellevue.
 
Congratulations to the Clinton and Jackson County superintendents and school boards.
 
Outstanding Friend of the College – Eventide Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church
Nominated by the Clinton Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter, the Eventide Guild at Trinity Lutheran Church has donated signed holiday cards and all-occasion cards for the Cards for the Troops Campaign.  These cards are signed with a personal note of encouragement for soldiers and veterans, then send to troops in the field and in veteran hospitals all over the world.  In 2020, signed cards were send to a unit serving in Vincenza, Italy. The Phi Theta Kappa advisors wrote, “This is a wonderful way to connect a community group with CCC, and also provides services to our military.”
 
Congratulations, Eventide Guild!
 
Outstanding Graduate – Amy Monti
The 2021 Outstanding Graduate is Amy Monti.  Amy is a dedicated and resilient young lady.  She has contributed so much to Clinton Community College during her time here.  She has worked in the Learning Center as a tutor and she is also a Student Ambassador.  Amy is the President of CCC Student Senate. In Fall of 2019 Amy was a helpful senator who gave great input and helped facilitate multiple student events.  In Spring of 2020 she was handed the presidency position where she was leading a governing body in the midst of a pandemic. Amy has taken that responsibility on well.  She has continued to lead the Student Senate by leading meetings and approving financial proposals. She has also spent a lot of time prepping for and facilitating events. Without her help our student activities during the pandemic would have looked very different.  With Amy’s leadership, students continue to be engaged in student activities.
 
Congratulations, Amy, the 2021 Outstanding Graduate!
 
Outstanding Alumnus – Marcia Larson
Our 2021 Outstanding Alumnus is Marcia Larson, CCC Class of 2008.  Marcia Larson began her tenure at Clinton Community College not as an employee but as a student, stating in 2005, “In 2003, all three of my children were enrolled at Clinton Community College. They talked me into taking a couple of classes. I thoroughly enjoyed my classes and the wonderful people I met that worked at the college.”  Soon Marcia was one of those CCC employees she had admired, first in Student Services and then in her role as Academic Advisor and ADA Liaison.  During her time as an employee, Marcia completed her Associates and Bachelor degrees.  She has served in many Eastern Iowa Community College committee roles, community volunteer roles, and was president of the CCC Alumni Association.  Marcia was recognized as a YWCA Woman of Achievement.  Marcia has been an outstanding advocate for Clinton Community College throughout the years. 
 
Congratulations, Marcia Larson, our 2021 Outstanding Alumnus!
 
Outstanding Staff/ Faculty Member – Rob Schadt
The 2021 Outstanding Staff/Faculty Member is Rob Schadt.  Schadt currently serves as an academic advisor and manages career services for Clinton Community College. Nominators state, “Rob has a welcoming disposition and makes students feel at ease and comfortable.  He doesn’t just answer a student’s immediate question but anticipates the additional information that they need to help them to be successful and well informed.” This type of customer care extends to Rob’s role as a Phi Theta Kappa advisor.  In that role, Rob worked closely with the military group in planning for the Cards for the Troops project, collecting holiday cards for members of the military serving in Vincenza, Italy and in American military hospitals. In addition to being a caring advisor in his current role, Rob will be transitioning to the role of Academic Advisor/ ADA Liaison.  Rob will work with students to be successful.  Rob also serves on the Paul B. Sharar Foundation Scholarship Awarding committee, Orientation Team, EICC Career Services committee, EICC Undocumented Students Task Force, United Way MENtoring reading program at Camanche Elementary, and bell ringing for the Salvation Army.  Rob was instrumental in setting up a “tie” library for our students so that they would have a proper tie to wear to an interview.  He also does an outstanding job of working with our graduates to secure employment opportunities. 
 
Rob Schadt is a great team player.  Congratulations, Rob!
 
Outstanding Volunteer – Derecho Cleanup Volunteers    
The 2021 Outstanding Volunteers have worked countless hours during daylight hours since August 10, 2020 when the derecho’s sustained 100+ mph winds blew through eastern Iowa, leaving miles of destruction including damage to Clinton Community College and the CCC Bickelhaupt Arboretum.  These dedicated volunteers might have picked up sticks around the CCC main campus, and they worked for the months since the storm to clear sticks, logs and other residue left behind from the 20 destroyed and 78 damaged trees at the arboretum.  Volunteers came alone or with family and friends. They hauled heavy loads.  They helped remove the majestic 225 year old bur oak, stately ginko, and the wispy Shademaster locust.  With the cleanup comes the opportunity to plant new trees to showcase outstanding trees for years to come. 
 
Thank you, Derecho Cleanup Volunteers, for your outstanding efforts to keep CCC and the Bickelhaupt Arboretum beautiful!
 
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2021 CCC Alumni Association Outstanding Awards!
Thank you for your outstanding contributions to Clinton Community College!
 
For more information about the CCC Alumni Association, contact Ann Eisenman at 563-244-7040 or aeisenman@eicc.edu.
 


 
Contact:
Ann Eisenman, Foundation Director
aeisenman@eicc.edu, (563) 244-7040